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The Miropa Cup was a competition created for the central European countries (its name is taken from Mittel Europa, meaning Central Europe). It was the brainchild of Austrian manager Hugo Meisl.
It was a big competition in its day, and is recognised as one of the main pre-cursors to the European Cup. The league winners of Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Yugoslavia and Hungary were involved in it, with the occasional invitations to some of the top English and Scottish teams.
It started in 1929 but was suspended between 1939 and 1954 because of the war. It was last competed for in 1992, so at least fans of Borac Banja Luka can brag each year to their mates that they're the current holders of the Mitropa.
|1992||Borac Banja Luka||Yugoslavia|
|1968||Red Star Belgrade||Yugoslavia|
|1931||1st FC Vienna||Austria|